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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

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    It's a circle hacking.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, this is somewhat worrying. Shows that the aforementioned companies need to have more/better security.
    Um, no, the security breach was on the user end, not the company.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
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    Exactly. I talked to a buddy who works at Johnson Space Center who's been in IT for years. He said it wasn't unusual for Countries to bait hackers and feed them corrupted information, or allow some access, so that they could better counter act the algorithms and tactics used by the hackers.

    He didn't think that the Chinese or the Russians or any one else had accessed super secret military data because of the use of a purpose built hard-line that they used to access those servers that is being monitored around the clock by programs and personal .

    Anomalies are dealt with in a micro second but who knows.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Whose hacking the NSA?
    I recall hearing something on the news about it recently--Anonymous maybe had found some contractor backdoors. I don't recall exactly now who it was, but I think the big A.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Um, no, the security breach was on the user end, not the company.
    Either way, better security is needed.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Either way, better security is needed.
    I don't know how you do that, it is the users own fault.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I don't know how you do that, it is the users own fault.
    Exactly. One bad download that anti-virus didn't pick up and this could have given the "hackers" access. It's like blaming Nigerians for people dumb enough to fall for those Nigerian Prince scams. At some point it's user error.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Better security and caution is needed on the part of the user.

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Exactly. One bad download that anti-virus didn't pick up and this could have given the "hackers" access. It's like blaming Nigerians for people dumb enough to fall for those Nigerian Prince scams. At some point it's user error.



    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Exactly. One bad download that anti-virus didn't pick up and this could have given the "hackers" access. It's like blaming Nigerians for people dumb enough to fall for those Nigerian Prince scams. At some point it's user error.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.

    The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trustwave said. The virus was capturing log-in credentials for key websites over the past month and sending those usernames and passwords to a server controlled by the hackers.

    On Nov. 24, Trustwave researchers tracked that server, located in the Netherlands. They discovered compromised credentials for more than 93,000 websites, including:

    318,000 Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) accounts
    70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts
    60,000 Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) accounts
    22,000 Twitter (TWTR) accounts
    9,000 Odnoklassniki accounts (a Russian social network)
    8,000 ADP (ADP, Fortune 500) accounts (ADP says it counted 2,400)
    8,000 LinkedIn (LNKD)accounts

    Trustwave notified these companies of the breach. They posted their findings publicly on Tuesday.

    "We don't have evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did," said John Miller, a security research manager at Trustwave.

    2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack - Dec. 4, 2013

    Kind of angers me that I deleted my Facebook account months ago but it was reactivated without my permission during the time period that the hacks were taking place. The wife checked and it wasn't just a temporary deactivation. I actually deleted it.

    I hope this doesn't effect the folks on here with the above accounts negatively.
    What the article does not mention (as far as I can see) is the fact that this is not a "hack" per say. It is users who are idiots.

    Why? Because these are accounts that used the following passwords..

    password
    1
    1234
    123456789
    god

    and so on and so on.

    To be frank, they deserved to be hacked.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, this is somewhat worrying. Shows that the aforementioned companies need to have more/better security.
    No,... They were not breached. It was users with weak ass passwords. Since most login names are peoples email addresses, then you only have to guess the password. And when people use passwords like 12345678 then well. Companies actually are now stating that new passwords have to a letter, capital letter and number in it, and that helps security a lot.
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